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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 6:41 pm    Post subject: SYE install question Reply with quote

Ok, this isn't your typical install question. My Jeep is my daily driver so when I receive my SYE, which should be here in a day or so. Now when I goto install it is there anyway to figure out how long of a driveshaft is going to be needed so my Jeep doesn't sit for a week or whatever it takes for my driveline to arrive?

Basically I need to drive my Jeep to work and other things or am I simply out of luck and have to wait after I measure from yoke to yoke?

Yeah I know it sounds like a retarded question, but hey I dont care. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The recommended practice is to install the SYE then measure and order the shaft. This is the recommended practice so that you have a shaft built exactly to your specs required for your drivetrain. I'm sure you've heard it before from somebody else, but every Jeep is different. You want a shaft built for your Jeep.

You can drive in 4WD on the front shaft alone, essentially turning your Jeep into a front wheel drive vehicle. Depending on the length of your commute, this may or may not be an option. I did it myself for about 10 days.

With that said, there are a lot of people who've ordered the SYE and a cookie cutter driveshaft manufactured to the length that's common for your setup (i.e. stock components at a certain lift height). I could not go this route b/c of the 8.8 I swapped in the back.

My suggestion, is to find a shop locally that'll build you a driveshaft. Most of them can turn out a shaft in a day or so. Being local, you don't have to worry about shipping delays either. I know the shop about 5 minutes from my house, will retube a driveshaft in a day for about $130.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2004 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welp I got exactly what I thought I was going to get as a response. Wink

I guess if I'm spending the bucks to go with a SYE I might as well continue down the correct path.
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